This skillet pineapple upside-down cake is baked in a cast iron skillet and served warm. It is wonderful!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Melt 1 stick butter in the bottom of a cast iron skillet over medium heat, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle brown sugar evenly over butter. Add pineapple slices on top of sugar in 1 decorative layer with a cherry in the middle of each pineapple ring. Set aside.

  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.

  • Cream sugar and butter together in a bowl. Add eggs and mix. Add flour mixture and milk in an alternating fashion. Add vanilla extract and mix well. Pour mixture evenly over pineapples in the skillet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cake is golden brown, about 40 minutes.

  • Let cake cool in the skillet for 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

465 calories; 16.7 g total fat; 73 mg cholesterol; 340 mg sodium. 77.2 g carbohydrates; 3.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2020
First thing I ve ever baked and in Denver! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2020
The cake's structure is terrible. After baking and letting it cool for a long period of time, I tried to turn it out onto a plate and the whole thing fell apart -- it looks more like bread pudding with pineapple on it. The flavor is just OK -- with all the butter and sugar, it should have been amazing, but it wasn't. Like sweet but with no flavor. Read More
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2020
First thing I ve ever baked and in Denver! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2020
The cake's structure is terrible. After baking and letting it cool for a long period of time, I tried to turn it out onto a plate and the whole thing fell apart -- it looks more like bread pudding with pineapple on it. The flavor is just OK -- with all the butter and sugar, it should have been amazing, but it wasn't. Like sweet but with no flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2020
First thing I ve ever baked and in Denver! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2019
I did not have any maraschino cherries so I used canned pie cherries. everyone seemed to like them better. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2019
I made this exactly as directed and after 45 minutes in the oven it was still raw in the middle of the cake. However the outside was beginning to burn. It tasted very good but the bake time seems to be off. My oven has been recently calibrated so I know my temperature is correct. Perhaps baking a bit longer at 350 yield better results. Read More